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Exempt Vacancies

Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to:

Teresa Smith
Deputy Director, Office of Human Resources

 &

Emily Monk
Senior Advisor, Director’s Office

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Deputy Director / Office of Grants Management

Location:
Springfield

Status:
Full-time, salaried, exempt

Summary:
Reporting to the Director, serves as Deputy Director for the Office of Grants Management; plans, develops and implements office goals and objectives; develops program initiatives and processes for administering and monitoring grants assigned to the office; supervises staff.

Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree; 5+ years of experience in government or non-profit grants management OR 5+ years of experience in government budget/fiscal management with exposure to grants administration; experience with designing and implementing process improvements; supervisory experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all aspects of program operations for the effective and transparent management of grants assigned to the Office of Grants Management, including legislatively-directed capital grants, Governor’s office-directed capital grants, and special project grants
  • Advises the Director of significant issues and opportunities for the grants assigned to the office
  • Establishes policy regarding program methodology and fiscal and personnel management
  • Directs the design and implementation of processes for ongoing monitoring and performance review of grants administered by the Office
  • Contributes to and implements process improvements for the Office, including data management solutions
  • Represents the Department and the Director before various private and public groups on a state and local level concerning the mission, goals and program objectives of the Department  

Deputy General Counsel / Legal Office

Location:
Springfield

Status:
Full-time, salaried, exempt

Summary:
Reporting directly to the General Counsel, serves as senior legal advisor for variety of Department-wide administrative matters; provides counsel on and review of contracts and grants, program rules and policies, legislation, inter-governmental agreements, litigation, and compliance and risk management issues; supervises staff.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required, license to practice law in the State of Illinois; 8+ years of experience in the practice of law in the public or private sector, with significant exposure to business law, securities law, and/or employment law.  Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working in state or municipal government.